The CBC (July 17, 2007) covered the CanadianMedical Association Journal article entitled Links Between Poor Indoor Air andRespiratory Infections in Inuit Children. This article contains startling statistics and the correlation between the appalling overcrowded housing and the health of Inuit children.
- Inuit representatives should be included asactive partners of the policy making process, including local housing associations;
- appropriate community representatives must be fully engaged by policy and decision-makers,
- housing programs must include enhanced opportunities for Inuit women to build personal and community equity, and
- policies and decisions affecting housing must not victimize people seeking assistance or safety.